A wonderful day trip in "Little Edo" Kawagoe town!
& Rent a bike in Saitama

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mid_title.png Kawagoe town is called "Ko-Edo" which means little Edo. This is because it was a very important area in the Edo period, especially for politics and the military. You can feel the atmosphere of the Edo period even now. There are many sightseeing places in Kawagoe, we have introduced a few of them to you!!

電車各線乗り入れで、より身近になった『小江戸川越』。池袋から東武東上線快速で26分、有楽町から東京メトロ副都心線で55 分という近さ!浅草エリアからちょっと足をのばして、川越で下町散歩と江戸気分を満喫してきました。

Kura is a Japanese storehouse, which has been fire-resistance building. People keep household tools there. Many Kura in this area are used as various shops, for example Sake, Japanese ceramics, Japanese traditional sweets, frame shop, and more. You can enjoy shopping while you are feeling the atmosphere of the town 100 years ago!
We can have a very good time, because of the old and beautiful Kura houses! We are almost like time travelers!

The original tower was built in the early Edo period. The bell has rung to announce the time for about 390 years! Now it is fourth bell, which was built immediately after the Great Fire Kawagoe in 1893. We have passed under it, and found a nice small Shinto shrine. We have loved this area around the tower. We are sorry that we couldn't hear the bell is ringing. However, the bell rings four times a day now, at 6:00, 12:00, 15:00, and at 18:00.

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Japanese cheap candy shop "Dagashi-Ya" is loved by children. Of course we often went to the shop in our town when we were children. In this lane "Kashiya-Yokocho", there were about 70 cheap candy shops in the early Showa period around 1950. Now about 20 shops are there, but you can feel the atmosphere of Japanese downtown "Shita-mach" of the Showa period. Enjoy various kinds' cheap candy and toys for Japanese children!

Kawagoe Castle was built in the Muromachi period in 1457, and Honmaru-Goten was built in the Edo period 1848. Now you can visit the entrance, hall, and many small rooms, which were moved here and re-built. We are interesting in the various kinds of small rooms. Anyway while we are walking in Honmaru-Goten, we feel as if visiting in the Edo period. Or we are in the Samurai movie!
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There are many sightseeing places and beautiful natures in Saitama Pref.
For example, do you know "Bonsai" village in Saitama City? Yes, "Bonsai" is the miniature potted-tree, which is one of Japanese traditional crafts. "Bonsai" village is the most famous place of "Bonsai"-world worldwide.
If you would like to enjoy Saitama more, why don't you use rent a bike as many roads for bicycles have been constructed in Saitama Pref ?
Rent a bike shop in Saitama "B-Ike" is very useful for you, because of the transportation service by shuttle in Saitama Pref. And making the best day tour plan for you! "B-Ike" has known about the roads for bicycles in Saitama very well.
Moreover you can take a shower at B-Ike after cycling!

B-Ike Service and Fee /Available for guests taller than 147cm or 58"
★ Electric assisted bicycle rental, all day
★ Free transportation by shuttle in Saitama Pref
★ May ask to incur expenses for highway toll, car parking, and gas charge to drive outside of Saitama Pref.
★ Voluntary guide service in English language available
★ Usage of B-Ike's guest lounge, locker, shower, and wireless LAN
★ Accidental insurance (covering guest only)
★ Fee: 5500JPY per guest with tax and above services/Need reservation
★ See model courses & more information: www.b-ike.com

sakurai.jpgE-mail: ike@b-ike.com
Location: 2-1768-3 Yamazaki Bldg.1F, Nisshin,
Kita-ku, Saitama (4 min.walk from JR Saikyo-line Nisshin Sta.)
Access: 36min. by train bound for Kawagoe
from JR Saikyo line Shinjuku Sta
Open: 8:00-19:00/without holiday (About irregular holiday see website)


室町時代の長禄元年(1457)築城された川越城に、本丸御殿が作られたのは江戸時代の嘉永元年(1848)。現在はその一部が移築復元されて中に入ることができます。控えの間の狭さや数、形など、実に興味深く見学しました。 直線距離にして1 kmくらいのところには平安時代創建といわれる「喜多院」があります。ここは徳川家ゆかりの寺として有名で、家光公誕生の間や三大東照宮の一つ、仙波東照宮など、文化財がいっぱい。川越が「小江戸」と呼ばれるのも納得です。

下町情緒と江戸カルチャー、大正ロマンつきの川越。自転車道を走って20 数km先には「いちごの里よしみ」があり、1月〜5月中旬頃までイチゴ狩りが楽しめます!


★ 貸出し自転車の規格上、利用者身長147cm以上が基準
★ 車での送迎は基本無料、ただし高速走行料金、駐車料金、埼玉県外走行分のガソリン代はお客様が実費負担
★ オプショナルサービス、大宮盆栽村などのおすすめコース等、詳しくは: www.b-ike.com

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★ 所在地 〒331-0823 埼玉県さいたま市北区日進2-1768-3 山崎ビル1F


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